Video: Rob Warner vs. Rally Car

by David Hayward 11

Once upon a time, before Top Gear nicked the segment format, You Bet! pitted a lycra clad Rob Warner against rally driver Malcolm Wilson. Much as we’d like to see an update using a UCI Downhill World Cup track, those rally drivers do tend to skid a bit, don’t they? And just imagine the “What tyres?” threads. So instead, time travel back with us to circa 1996/97. Skip to 4:29 to get past all the studio waffling, and 6:12 for Rob’s run.

Can’t see the video? Here’s a link

We don’t want to spoil the ending, but find it hilarious that Rob’s wikpedia page notes “he did get to meet Jet from Gladiators”.

As it happens, one of the perks on our campaign for Mountain Biking: The Untold British Story is for you to to ride with Rob Warner! Lycra optional.

Rob Warner on You Bet!

Comments (11)

  1. Couldn’t get past Darren Day at the start. Was the rest of it any good?

  2. “He’s a gritty character…”
    Pretty accurate there then 😉

  3. Wow, that lycra really was a bit ‘lively’!

  4. I reckon jet had a bit of thing for Rob there!!

  5. The bike I ride to work on is better than Rob’s!

  6. I remember that! I’ve probably got it on a VHS somewhere.
    Jet from Gladiators… *sigh*

  7. You cut could the sexual tension with a knife

  8. Crikey I remember that from when it was on the telly :-/

    I also remember borrowing one of those bikes from the local bike shop and thinking “Soooo much suspension! It’s like riding a magic carpet over the trails!”

    Now I feel old.

  9. Jet – she’s still FAF now!!
    Visions of the dressing room after the show with her and Carol 😀

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